|VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS||
DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA
SERVICE, HONOR, PRIDE
July 1, 2002
|Commander||Lawrence F. Mattera, Post 5500|
|Senior Vice Commander||Peter M. Snelling, Post 2157|
|Junior Vice Commander||Michael J. Hoiness, Post 4809|
|Adjutant/Quartermaster||Robert J. Klausing, Post 2216|
|Judge Advocate||Tommy W. Hines, Post 7166|
|Surgeon||Daniel D Boyers, Post 7726|
|Chaplain||Edward L. Powers, Post 392|
|Assistant Chaplain||C. Gordon Bryant, Post 3103|
|Albert Rodgers, Post 3103|
|Chief-of-Staff||E. Ray Chapell, Post 1115|
|Assistant Chief-of-Staff||James L. Booth, Post 2216|
|William R. Shifflett, Post 9292|
|James K. Martin, Post 1503|
|Bobby R. Walls, Post 176|
|Jimmy Lee Wallace, Post 1503|
|Carroll Danielson, Post 8163|
|Inspector||Henry E. Cluney, Post 4809|
|Past Department Commander||James E Tucker, Post 10654|
|Historian||Kim DeShano, Post 392|
|Service Officer||Fred Fralin, Post 4522|
|Assist. Service Officer||All Agents of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Commonwealth of Virginia|
|Civil Service & Employment||James F. Werner, Post 632|
|Environmental||Ernest B. Glynn, Post 7327|
John P. McAnaw, Post 8469
|Military Assistance Program||M. Connie Agresti, III, Post 3150|
|Resolutions||John P. McAnaw, Post 8469|
Charles B. Wilkerson, Post 9808
|Graves Registrar||Edward Powers, Post 392|
|Sergeant-at-Arms||Melvin Webb, Post 1115|
|Guard||Melvin Webb, Post 1115|
|Captain Honor Guard||George E. McCracken, Post 609|
|Commander District 1||
Harry Lee Gilbert, Post 9636
|Commander District 2||
Donald Bunch, Post 9382
|Commander District 3||
Frank J. Latham, Post 10657
|Commander District 4||
Fred Wolking, Post 2163
|Commander District 5||
James Lee Terry, Post 8467
|Commander District 6||
Berkley W. Simmons, Jr., Post 4920
|Commander District 7||
Christopher E. Birch, Post 9760
|Commander District 8||
Gerald E. Jones, Post 1811
|Commander District 9||
Wesley H. Dixon, Post 9696
|Commander District 10||
David G. Jacobson, Post 7327
|Commander District 11||
Donald L. Hall, Post 2216
|Commander District 12||Kenneth Suthard, Post 6975|
|Commander District 13||
Charles W. Hughes, Jr., Post 8947
|Advisory||Gerald E. Jonas, Post 1811|
J. Gary Wagner, Post 3150
|Audit||Thomas Gimble, Post 1503|
|Awards & Citations||
Randolph E. Moon, Post 8436
|Buddy Poppies||Robert J. Klausing, Post 2216|
|Budget & Finance||Paul T. Moore, Post 4491|
Jerry Hooper, Post 392
Kenneth J. Vitale, Post 2163
Bobby R. Walls, Post 176
|Disaster Relief||Kenneth Jansen, Post 3150|
|Diversity||James S. Kerr, Post 3150|
|Fund Raisers||Robert J. Klausing, Post 2216|
|Homeless Veterans||Leon J. Fields, Post 4522|
Lynn Harris, Post 7166
|Hospitality/Refreshments||Joseph O. Longstreet, Post 3219|
Roger Webb, Post 8356
|Maintenance & Building||Harry C. Huff, Post 2216|
Peter M. Snelling, Post 2157
|National Convention Patriotic Rally||George E. McCracken, Post 609|
|Officer-of-the-Day||Ninevah A. Carter, Post 6002|
|Political Action Committee||James W. Rickard, Post 3219|
|POW/MIA Coordinator||Charles D. Crouch, Post 3150|
|Public Relations Officer||Donald Trausneck, Post 1115|
Victor Weaver, Post 9808
|Time & Place||
Clarence Clements, Post 2239
|VA Cottage & Natl. Home||
Wirt C. Alvis, Jr., Post 9808
|Veterans Advocacy||James S. Kerr, Post 3150|
|Voice of Democracy||Earle P. Weekley, Jr., Post 8644|
|Welfare Service||Samuel L. Brown, Post 1264|
Donald L. Hall, Post 2216
Earl E. Harris, Jr., Post 2216
|2003 State Convention||E. Ray Chapell, Post 1115|
James E. Tucker, Post 10654
|All Past Department Commanders|
Michael Hall, Post 2216
Joseph O. Longstreet, Jr. Post 3219
Henry E. Cluney, Post 4809
Victor A. Weaver, Post 9808
Emanuel Booth, Post 3103
James D. Haulsee, Post 4667
William A. Vigar, Post 632
Ronnie L. Robbins, Post 8979
Randolph Moon, Post 8436
|Audit||C. Lee Willoughby, Post 1503|
|Waynard E. Caldwell, Post 4522|
|M. Connie Agreati, III, Post 3150|
|Awards & Citations||
Hal Roesch, Post 3219
Monroe Tuggle, Post 8902
Fred C. Davis, Post 5313
David G. Jacobson, Post 7327
|Budget & Finance||Bobby R. Walls, Post 2216|
|James L. Booth, Post 2216|
George E. McCracken, Post 609
|Daniel D. Boyer, Post 7726|
|By-Laws||Conrad Yetter, Post 993|
|Donald Dobbins, Post 1115|
Douglas S. Hayes, Post 647
Lynn O. Harris, Post 7166
|Homeless Veterans||Leon J. Fields, Post 4522|
|Shelby Lassester, POst 4809|
|Honor Guard||Ronald L. Mills, Post 647|
Howard A. Ahola, Post 993
|Dean Breeding, Post 993|
|Douglas S. Hayes, Post 647|
|Ray Hayes, Post 647|
|Phillip L. Hewitt, Post 9808|
Melvin Webb, Post 1115
|Fred L. Wolking, Post 2163|
Daniel D Boyer, Jr., Post 7726
Hal Roesch, Post 3219
|Earl E. Harris, Post 2216|
Ernest B. Glynn, Post 7327
|James S, Kerr, Post 3150|
|Charles A. Pulley, Post 622|
|Waynard E. Caldwell, Post 4522|
|Edward Essertier, Post 8469|
|Earl E. Harris, Post 2216|
|John King, Post 5500|
|Maintenance & Building||Michael. Hall, Post 2216|
|Eugene Chavis, Post 10826|
|Membership/Life Membership||All Past Department Commanders|
|Mentor for Districts 1, 3 , 4||Michael J. Holiness, Post 4809|
|Mentor for Districts 2, 5, 6||Tom W. Hines, Post 7166|
|Mentor for Districts 7, 8, 9||E. Ray Chappell, Post 1115|
|Mentor for Districts 10, 11||Peter M. Snelling, Post 2157|
|Mentor for Districts 12, 13||Daniel D. Boyer, Jr., Post 7726|
Eugene Wiseman, Post 632
|POW/MIA||Eugene Chavis, Post 10826|
|Thomas Abrials, Post 1115|
|Resolutions||J.B. Young, Post 7327|
|Jeffrey L. DeWeese, Post 8469|
|Time & Place||
Lynn O. Harris, Post 7166
Kenneth Jansen, Post 3150
|Voice of Democracy||
Joe Neary, Post 392
William F. Carleton, Post 1503
|2003 State Convention||James L. Booth, Post 2216|
Paul T. Moore, Post 4491
Melvin Webb, POst 1115
|Robert J. Klausing, Post 2216|
|Virginia Veterans Care Center||Frank H. Powell, Post 4522|
|Deputy||James F. Werner, Post 632|
|Hampton Representative||Wayne P. Pierce, Post 4809|
|Hampton Deputy||Charles G. Bohlinger, III, Post 824|
|Hampton Deputy||Donald Bunch, Post 9382|
|Hampton Deputy||James R. Maley, Sr., Post 176|
|Martinsburg Assoc. Repr.||James A. Couper, Post 621|
|McGuire Representative||Clarence E. Clements, Post 2239|
|McGuire Deputy||Lloyd R. Davis, Jr., Post 10654|
|McGuire Deputy||James D. Rose, Post 9808|
|Mountain Home Assoc. Repr.||Emory H. Sykes, Post 6975|
|Mountain Home Deputy||
Kenneth Suthard, Post 6975
|Salem Representative||Percy N. Bolton, Post 1841|
|Salem Deputy||Waynard E. Caldwell, Post 4522|
|Salem Deputy||Guy S. Clifton Post 484|
|Washington DC Assoc. Repr.||William F. Carbin, Post 609|
|FIRST - 09-29-02,||EXMORE POST 4856, Meeting 11:00 a.m., Representative Michael J. Hoiness, State Junior Vice Commander|
|SECOND - 08-17-02,||VIRGINIA BEACH POST 392, Meeting 12:00 Noon, Representative Lawrence F.Mattera, State Commander|
|THIRD - 09-07-02,||THIRD DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS, Meeting 2:00 p.m., Representative Peter M. Snelling, State Senior Vice Commander|
|FOURTH - 08-11-02,||SOUTH HILL, POST 7166, Meeting 1:00 p.m., Lunch to follow, Representative Lawrence F. Mattera, State Commander|
|FIFTH - 08-17-02,||HALIFAX POST 8243, Lunch 12:00 Noon, Meeting 1:00 p.m., Representative Peter M. Snelling, State Senior Vice Commander|
|SIXTH - 08-18-02,||VA MEDICAL BUILDING 10 (HOSTED BY POST 4299 CLIFTON FORGE) Meeting 2:00 p.m. Representative Lawrence F.Mattera, State Commander|
|SEVENTH - 09-08-02,||LURAY POST 621, Meeting 11:30 a.m., Representative Tom W. Hines, State Judge Advocate|
|EIGHTH - 09-22-02,||CULPEPER, POST 2524, Meeting 1:00 p.m., Representative Daniel D. Boyer, Jr., State Surgeon|
|NINTH - 09-22-02,||NARROWS POST 6000, Registration 10:30 a.m., Joint Session 11:30 a.m., Lunch 12:00 Noon, Meeting to follow, Representative Tommie Hines, Judge Advocate|
|ELEVENTH - 09-08-02,||STAUNTON POST 2216, Meeting 11:30 a.m., Representative Daniel D. Boyer, Jr., State Surgeon|
|TWELFTH - 09-01-02,||CLINTWOOD POST 8979, Lunch 11:00 a.m., Meeting 12:00 Noon, Representative Peter M. Snelling, State Senior Vice Commander|
|THIRTEENTH -09-08-02,||MINERAL POST 8947, Meeting 1300, lunch to follow, Representative Michael Hoiness, Junior Vice Commander|
Comrades, it is with great honor that I accept the position as your Department Commander. But as I have stated several times this is not my Department only, it belongs to the membership of the Department of Virginia. Therefore, I feel no remorse in asking for the help of each individual. As we begin the new year I’d like to start out by saying welcome to the “United We Stand” year. Each year there is a lot of work to do, some work that was started the year prior and some that needs to be started. It is with full confidence I say to you that we have a team ready and willing to assist in anyway it can to make the Department of Virginia best it can be.
Each District has been assigned a mentor, this will allow each District Commander an individual ready to assist on notice. If the mentor can not assist he will know where and what to do, to get the answer. Please check the calendar attached to the General Orders for important dates.
Our School of Instruction is taking place at the Holiday Inn Select, Lynchburg, on 12-14 July. Please make your reservations as soon as possible. This School of Instruction is designed for Commanders and Quartermasters, but is open to anyone that would like to attend. If you or members of your Post plan to attend please let the Department Adjutant/Quartermaster know as soon as possible as reservation closeout is approaching fast.
Please take a moment to review the report forms, as they have changed. Please keep in mind these forms are to be sent to the CHAIRMEN ONLY (ADDRESSES ARE ON THE FORMS) DO NOT SEND TO STATE HEADQUARTERS!
In closing I wish to extend best wishes for a Happy Fourth of July, and may it be a safe one for you and yours.
Yours in Comradeship
Lawrence F. (Larry) Mattera
PLEASE NOTE THE INDIVIDUAL RECRUITING AWARD FORM, THE DECEASED COMRADE FORM, THE COMMUNITY ACTIVITY REPORT, HOMELESS VETERANS REPORT, HOSPITAL REPORT AND EVALUATION GUIDE CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE AND ALSO IN THIS GENERAL ORDERS. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE E-MAIL PLEASE LET US KNOW AND WE WILL SEND THE FORMS TO YOU. PLEASE SEND FORMS TO THE CURRENT COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN, CHAPLAIN.
ALSO, STARTING SEPTEMBER 2000 ALL AUDIT REPORTS NEED TO BE SIGNED BY AT LEAST TWO TRUSTEES BEFORE SUBMITTING TO STATE HEADQUARTERS OR THEY WILL BE RETURNED.Forms Revised May 2002
Attention is directed to Section 218, Manual of Procedure Duty of Trustees, Form P-113. Trustees Report of Audit, must be prepared in detail at the close of each quarter, one of which ended June 30th which is NOW DUE at State Headquarters.
Enclosed are the Minutes of the Council of Administration Meetings held Thursday, June 6, 2002 and Sunday, June 9, 2002.State Convention Council Minutes
The number one program in the VFW is membership. Without members there would be no way to accomplish all of our other outstanding programs. We are now in a new membership recruiting/retention year. The goal for the Department this year is 103%. This goal can be reached if all comrades will help sign up eligible individuals. We ask that everyone put forth maximum effort to help the Department reach our goal.
The Membership Campaign for the new year is on the
Department Website. I encourage everyone to read it. If you do not have access to the Website, a copy may be requested from Department Headquarters. There are
numerous changes. An example is:
An annual member who recruits 5 New or Reinstated Members (MIPs not included) will receive: Annual Dues paid, for the current year, by the Department. Name and membership number entered into a drawing for a Life Membership. (For each additional 5 members recruited an additional entry will be made in the Life Membership Drawing).
A Life Member who recruits 5 New or Reinstated Members (MIPs not included) will receive: Name and membership number entered into a drawing for a $300.00 cash award. (For each additional 5 members recruited an additional entry will be made in the cash award drawing).
The Department will conducting Membership Drives throughout the state. District Commanders will be organizing these drives and Department Officers will be assisting. Look for us to be in your District to assist you and your Post.
Peter M. Snelling
Membership/Life Membership Chairman
CHANGE TO THE MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN
Page three (3), paragraph ten (10) of the 2002-2003 ALL STATE TEAM section should read: ADDITIONAL POINTS for MEMBERSHIP - When the Post has completed all the above programs, one fifth of one point will be assigned for each additional member above 100%.
Enclosed in this General Orders is the 2002-2003 Membership Campaign. Also, enclosed is the Individual Recruiting Awards Form for new/reinstated members. All individual recruiting awards must be certified to State Headquarters by the Post Quartermasters no later than May 31, 2003.The names of the individuals recruited, Post Number and the name of the recruiter must be received before any award is given.Membership Campaign Information
|August 23-30, 2002||National VFW Convention, Nashville, Tennessee.|
|September 12-15, 2002||Commander-in-Chief’s Homecoming, Ontario, California.|
|Oct 31 Nov 3, 2002||Southern Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas.|
|March 9-12, 2003||Community Service Conference, Washington, DC.|
|March 10-13, 2002||Legislative conference, Washington, DC.|
|August 23-29, 2003||National VFW Convention, San Antonio, Texas.|
|August 14-20, 2004||National VFW Convention, Cincinnati, Ohio.|
|August 20-26, 2005||National VFW Convention, Salt Lake City, Utah|
Enclosed is the new Buddy Poppy Form please note the increase in price of the Buddy Poppies. The price is now $102.00 per thousand.Forms Revised May 2002
|2002||July 11-13||Holiday Inn Select, 601 Main Street, Lynchburg, Virginia 24504; Rates are $65.00; phone 804-528-2500|
|2003||July 10-12||Holiday Inn Select, 601 Main Street, Lynchburg, Virginia 24504; Rates are $69.00; phone 804-528-2500|
The Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct a satellite training program July 27, 2002. This training will be conducted at Third District Headquarters, Dale City Post 1503, Staunton Post 2216 and Christiansburg Post 5311.
|August 24-30, 2002||Nashville, Tennessee|
Enclosed is a list of events.
Housing Forms should be mailed to Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, 2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN 37214. You may also make your reservation by calling the hotel at 615-883-2211.
National Convention Registration-Section 222 -Constitution and By-Laws require each Post to register, in advance, at least one delegate to the National Convention by the payment of a fee in the amount of $10.00. The on-site registration is $12.00. Posts failing to comply with the provision shall be considered delinquent and in arrears (Section 213). All advance registration fees should be mailed to the VFW National Headquarters, 406 West 34th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111, ATTN: Convention Registration.
The Distinguished Guest Banquet will be held Monday evening, 7:00 p.m., August 26, 2002. Enclosed is a form if you would like to attend.National Convention Information
|DATE||Wednesday evening, August 28, 2002|
|LOCATION||Scoreboard Bar and Grill located across the street from Opryland's main entranced less than 2 blocks, an easy walk, some transportation also provided for those needing it|
|TYPE SETTING||Outdoors, large parking lot, large tent (1,000 people), tables and chairs. Each state will have their own area with tables, chairs, state flag, etc.|
|MENU||Bar-B-Que & brisket, baked beans, coleslaw, cornbread, planning to feed 2,000 plus|
|DRINKS||Mixed drinks, beer, soda and iced tea|
|ENTERTAINMENT||"Branded Country Band" is a show-type band doing many impersonations of country entertainers - good listening or dance, very entertaining|
|2002||September 12-14||Holiday Inn Select, 601 Main Street, Lynchburg, Virginia 24504; Rates are $65.00; phone 804-528-2500|
|2003||September 11-13||Holiday Inn Select, 601 Main Street, Lynchburg, Virginia 24504; Rates are $69.00; phone 804-528-2500|
Please send any donations (WWII, phone cards, etc.) To VFW State Headquarters, P O Box 2067, Staunton, VA 24402.
|2002-2003||DEADLINES:||Student Entry - November 1, 2002|
|District Deadline - December 15, 2002|
|Department Deadline - January 15, 2003|
|National Deadline - February 1, 2003|
|2002-2003||THEME:||"My Pledge to America"|
|2002-2003||DEADLINES:||Student Entry - December 1, 2002|
|District Deadline - January 15, 2003|
|Department Deadline - February 1, 2003|
|National Deadline - February 10, 2003|
My name is W. J. Leonard I am a lifetime member of Post 7327 Springfield, Virginia. I have been in the VFW since 1965 and Life since 1967. I have worked with different children groups all my adult life, some are as follows: Little League Baseball, Little League Football, Optimist Club Member their theme is Friend of Youth, Hugh O’Brian Youth Foundation B, Director 10 years of VA State, VFW Youth Activities, Scouting, JROTC, Varsity high school baseball scorer 10 years, Timer for varsity high school basketball for 20 years. So you see I have been and still am involved with our Youth.
I would like your vote when the VFW National Home for Children sends out the ballots (approximately July 15-September 15, 2002) to the VFW members of our National Home for Children.
Any questions or need more information just ask. E-mail: WJLVFW@AOL.COM; Phone: 703-354-0568; address: 7006 Catlett Street, Springfield, VA 22151-3901.
W. J. Leonard
Candidate for National Home
The summer months bring long days and the urge to get out doors.Summer however, is not the month of choice to plant trees or shrubs.That means we can turn our attention to doing other things.
The Virginia Veterans of Foreign Wars Environmental Program is intended to make Virginia a better place to visit-live-work-raise our children and retire. There are many ways we can do this. A good first step is for each of our Post Commanders to select a hard working comrade to take a tour of their Post area. Make notes of clean up or fix up programs that would enhance the area. Play yards, School yards, Church yards and Cemeteries, streams and highways. A visits with a local Librarian will develop programs which may be underway or planned for their area. The Audubon Society, Izaak Walton League and garden clubs may have programs for your area. Local nurserymen, park rangers and foresters may have plans but not the manpower or money to carry them out. They may share them with you and save you some time. Clean up plans require MONEY, Motivations, manpower and materials. Major firms are often willing to contribute something, ask them to participate and let them contribute if they wish. Once the list of possible programs is put together you can decide one that is within your budget. Keep in mind that one fourth of the money coming to the State Treasurer comes from the Tourist and Travel Industry. One out of every six persons that has a job in Virginia owes that job to the products of the forest. Paper making, lumber, furniture making just to name a few. Seedling trees are a bigger source of income each year in Virginia.
Some jurisdictions are willing to cooperate by providing park out collection points for heavy appliances, old furniture, vehicles, tires, batteries and chemicals on special days. Others may be willing to furnish fire fighting equipment to make a controlled burning of trash and rubbish and fallen branches. Each of these programs will improve the appearance of your Post area. Your program may also be the inspiration for adjoining property owners to demolish vacant or obsolete buildings or signs. After you have decided on the type and date of your program take some pictures and send them to the local radio, TV and News Media. Ask them to help out with the publicity. They are usually happy to learn of programs that are going to make their area better.
Keep a record of the money, man-hours and material spent, include it on your Community Activity Report. On the work day keep VFW membership applications handy. Ask every volunteer to join the VFW if eligible. Good volunteers make good members. All this helps all those members we lose out the back door or by death.
Ernest B. Glynn
SUPPORT FOR U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE BILL 3838-AMENDMENT OF THE VFW CONGRESSIONAL CHARTER
HR Bill 3838 would amend the VFW’s Congressional Charter and permit military personnel who receive hostile fire or imminent danger pay to be eligible for membership in the VFW. As of 27 June 2002 the Bill was in the House Judiciary Committee awaiting full committee passage. Once the Bill is approved by the full committee, it will be ready for action on the House Floor.
Now is the time for all Virginia VFW members to contact their U.S. House Representatives and urge them to move with celerity and pass this Bill. Also both U. S. Senators from Virginia should be energetically pursued to incorporate the provisions of HR Bill 3838 in the companion Senate Bill.
Commencing Monday, 1 July 2002, all members of the U. S. Congress will be turning to their District or State Offices. This is the ideal time to meet them personally or contact them via telephone and express your support for HR Bill 3838.
RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE WRAP-UP
The Resolutions Committee met three times prior to the Department Convention in Richmond, 6-9 June 2002, a total of 117 National and Department Resolutions were carefully reviewed. Recommendations for approval or rejection were made for each one. Cited recommendations were presented to the assembled delegates at the Convention. Space limitations prevents a down of the important resolutions voted upon at the Convention.
I extend my sincere thanks to the following members of the Resolutions Committee who took their work seriously and spent many hours researching and reviewing the documents presented them. These individuals are Ed Essertier, Ernie Glynn and J. B. Young. My thanks also goes to those Posts in the Commonwealth who submitted resolutions, particularly Post 3150 and 7327.
UPCOMING 2002 ELECTION
This year Virginia voters will select all 11 members of the U. S. House of Representatives and one member of the U. S. Senate. All VFW members should check early on to determine what Congressional District they are in since the boundaries have changed since the General Elections of 2000. Too often members do not receive their voter registration cards, containing current information, in a timely manner-if at all.
There are several ways to get your pertinent voter information now. The first is to contact your County/City Registrar. For those with e-mail capability, go to the following website: www.sbe.state.va.us click on “ELECTION”. The “WHERE DO I VOTE” block will appear. Follow the instructions and your current voter information will be provided.
Three key things that we can do in our GET OUT THE VOTE Campaign in 2002 are as follows: Host a Town Hall Meeting; Organize a voter registration campaign and Educate the candidates on the issues.
The General Orders for June 2002 contains an article on how to conduct a Town Hall Meeting. Any VFW sponsored event should be coordinated with the Ladies Auxiliary. Information on the event should also be disseminated to other Veterans Organizations in the area.
The number of Legislators in the U. S. Congress and at the state level with military experience continues to decline. It is our job to educated candidate regarding issues of importance to the Veteran Community. We want patriotic veteran legislators to represent us at the Federal, State and Local level. Also, we want legislators of good character who we can count on to honor their commitments to the veteran community. It is up to us to get our members and families to the polls in November to ensure that those elected share the concerns of veterans. Do your part and make yourself count!
Legislators are well aware of the importance of the veterans community to their future employment. Why? We vote.
VFW NATIONAL BY-LAWS AND MANUAL OF PROCEDURE-MENS AUXILIARY
On 8 June 2002, at the 80th Annual Convention of the Department of Virginia, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, proposed amendments to the National By-Laws and the Manual of Procedure regarding (Article XIII) (Mens Auxiliary) were addressed.
A motion was made and seconded to table proposed amendments until the 81st Annual Convention in June 2003. This motion was approved by Convention delegates consequently, no Post in Virginia may form or charter a Men’s Auxiliary.
John P. McAnaw
|Official:||By Order of:|
|Robert J. Klausing||Lawrence F. Mattera|
|State Adjutant||State Commander|